“I wanted to help so much that I was willing to take any child who needed me home,” said Myka Stauffer. “For this I was naive, foolish, and arrogant.”
A month after revealing to her followers that she and her husband James had “relocated” their adopted autistic son Huxley, Myka Stauffer has come out with a lengthy statement about it. She also denied that the family was under any type of investigation.
Myka broke her silence a month after those initial comments on Wednesday by first apologizing “for the uproar” after the revelation that four-and-a-half-year-old Huxley had been “relocated.”
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In late May, Myka said the decision to “relocate” Huxley was due to the family not being aware of the full extent of his autism and the extent of medical care he would need. She said Huxley’s new mother is a better trained medical professional to care for him.
“I am sorry for the confusion and pain I have caused, and I regret that I was unable to tell more of my story from the beginning,” he said in a long statement posted on Instagram on Wednesday.
She also apologized for “being so naive when I started the adoption process, I wasn’t selective, I wasn’t fully equipped or prepared.” However, she said she was not sorry that she brought Huxley to the United States from China because she is now “getting all the help she needs.”
However, Myka is taking over what she had to endure during her first three years in the US. USA And she said, “Even though she is happier in her new home and is better because she still experienced trauma and I’m sorry, no adoptee deserves any more trauma.”
“I wanted to help so much that I was willing to take any child who needed me home,” she continued. “Because of this, I was naive, foolish, and arrogant.”
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He also attempted to address some of the rumors and criticism that have come up the family path since this story was first revealed, including that Huxley’s adoption was “to gain wealth.” She acknowledged that the family earned money by sharing their adoption trip on YouTube, but “every penny and more came back to her. Getting Huxley to receive the care and services she needed was very costly and we made sure she got all the services and resources we could possibly find. “
Begining of June, Buzzfeed reported that the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is working with “various other agencies” to ensure Huxley’s safety. Stauffer’s latest statement seems to indicate that that investigation has been successfully completed, which hopefully would mean that Huxley is doing well in his new home.
The family came under scrutiny and fire, revealing that three years after adopting Huxley from China, he had been transferred to another adoptive family. That story came out after fans began to wonder why it had suddenly stopped appearing in family content on their YouTube page and was no longer mentioned.
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In a video deleted from his channel on May 28, Stauffer confessed to his 717,000 subscribers (up to 696k at the time of writing this article) that the couple did not know the level of medical care Huxley required, so they placed him in a new home “forever” to better meet your needs.
“This is by far the most difficult video that James and I have had to do publicly,” he said in the seven-minute clip. “There is not an ounce of our body that does not love Huxley with our whole being.”
“There was not a minute that I didn’t try with all our might,” she continued to cry. “After multiple evaluations, after multiple evaluations, numerous medical professionals have felt that they needed a different adjustment and that their medical needs needed more.”
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The couple received some support from the adoptive family community, but also severe criticism. In particular, people disagreed with the fact that the Stauffer seemed to have benefited from their adoption journey, sharing 27 videos, as well as sponsorships, along the way.
Fans also disagreed with the fact that the family, who had been so open about sharing their journey to take Huxley home, suddenly went silent on the radio when it came to getting him out of their home.
Stauffer initially defended his decision, insisting that “it had nothing to do with just autism. [sic]”She said Huxley also wanted this move.
“He constantly chose them, signed them, and showed tons of excitement to show us and let us know he wanted this,” he said of the new family. “Huxley never had a say in his adoption, and he needed more help and he also wanted this and we know 100 percent.”
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